How to Crochet a Boucan Stitch

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The boucan stitch is a really interesting stitch that requires a few different skills. Crochet a boucan stitch with help from a crochet expert in this free video clip.

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I'm Phyllis of Many Creative Gifts, and in this segment I'm going to demonstrate a variation of the boucan stitch. It's a really interesting stitch and in this variation, you're going to use the extended double crochet stitch in order to create the pattern. I've already done four rows here and I've done it in two different colors so that way you can see the contrast of how the stitches form, the pattern. In order to start, you're going to want to chain in a multiple of three and then do your beginning chains in order to start double crochet. So, you'll do three double crochets, you'll chain three and skip three chains and then three double crochets, chain three, skip three chains, double crochet. So, that's your first row. And that's what I'll be demonstrating your second row here. So, I'm at the point where I'm doing another row of the boucan. I'm going to chain three and I'm going to do an extended double crochet stitch into the double crochet stitches that are two rows below where I am right now. So, I do a yarn over and I go down here and I'm going to work over the chains. I'm going to insert my hook into the top of the first double crochet stitch and I'm going to pull up a loop. Now, here's where the extended double crochet goes. You, instead of doing a yarn over and pulling through the first two loops, you're going to pull through just the first loop. Now, you're going to finish the stitch as you would a normal double crochet stitch. So, pull through the first two loops, then pull through the last two loops. So, you've done an extended double crochet over the chains to create your new row. So, yarn over, we go down, we skip this row and go down to the previous row, insert into the top of the next double crochet stitch, pull up a loop and the chain is now trapped between our stitch. Pull through the first loop, then pull through the next two loops and then the last two loops. One more time. We go down, we pull up a loop, we pull through the first loop, we pull through the next two and the last two. So, we've done three extended double crochet stitches into the top of the three extended double crochets from two rows down. Now, we're going to chain three and we're going to go to the next cluster of extended double crochet stitches. Do the second one and the third. Chain three and keep going across to create the boucan stitch. I'm Phyllis of Many Creative Gifts and in this segment I've demonstrated a version of the boucan stitch using the extended double crochet stitch.


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